Cape Wind approval marks milestone for American offshore wind industry

first_imgUS Secretary Ken Salazar has announced approval of the first-ever Construction and Operation Plan  (COP) for a U.S. offshore wind energy project, granting Cape Wind Associates the official go-ahead to begin construction on the over-100-turbine project across 25 square miles of Nantucket Sound.  When complete, the project will produce enough electricity to supply hundreds of thousands of American homes.  The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) congratulates Cape Wind and the Department of the Interior for the progress it has made in developing the American offshore wind industry. ‘Offshore wind power is the new frontier for our industry,” said Denise Bode, CEO of AWEA. ‘Thank you to Secretary Salazar for being a champion of offshore wind and for his commitment to making this industry a reality.  The Secretary understands the manufacturing and job opportunities that offshore wind brings to America and knows that it needs long-term policy support in order to do so.’  Joined by Dennis Duffy, vice president of Cape Wind Associates and Michael Bromwich, director of the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Secretary Salazar signed the COP at the historic Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston.  AWEA is the national trade association of America’s wind industry, with more than 2,500 member companies, including global leaders in wind power and energy development, wind turbine manufacturing, component and service suppliers, and the world’s largest wind power trade show. AWEA is the voice of wind energy in the U.S., promoting renewable energy to power a cleaner, stronger America.  Look up information on wind energy at the AWEA Web site. Find insight on industry issues at AWEA’s blog Into the Wind. Join AWEA on Facebook. Follow AWEA on Twitter. Boston, MA (April 19, 2011) ‘last_img read more

Awuzu wins third ticket to Formula One grand prix

first_img***[email protected] on: WhatsApp The Independent MD Andrew Mwenda (M) announcing the winner of the trip to the Formula one grand prix in Abu Dhabi. Right is City Tyres Marketing Manager Herbert Bashaasha and left is Isabella Blick, Africa Motor Cross junior champion.Wilson Awuzu will be joining a lucky few individuals in a once-in-a lifetime-trip to the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi to watch the Formula One grand prix in November.Awuzu becomes the third winner since the City Tyres/Pirelli promotion kicked off months ago. Awuzu was picked by Andrew Mwenda, MD of The Independent in a draw held at City Tyres head offices on Sixth Street, Industrial Area. The other two are Sowedi Kategano and Isaac Lubega, who were selected when draws were conducted in June and July.The three and five yet to be determined others will have front row access to the rivalry of the sport’s biggest stars like Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg and other drivers.City Tyres marketing executive Herbert Bashaasha encouraged Ugandans to enter the draw by buying four Pirelli Tyres from any City Tyres outlet. The next draw takes place on October 2.last_img read more

Rebels squeak out win in Game one of KIJHL Final

first_imgIn the second the Knights kept on coming, out shooting the Rebels 16-4 but it was Travis Wellman scoring his seventh of the playoffs evening the game at 1-1 with a goal late in the frame.The goal inspired the home side, which came on flying in the third.Not only did the Rebels own most of the play with a 11-5 shot advantage, but the home team got the winner by Diego Bartlett early in the final period.Jordan Gluck backstopped the Rebels the rest of the way to secure the win.North Okanagan out shot the Rebels 28-23 in the game.ICE CHIPS: The game attracted only 446 fans to the Castlegar Arena Complex for the league final. . . . The KIJHL used the NHL style two-referee system for the contest with Mike Paige and T. Hawthorne calling the game. . . .Castlegar last played a week ago in Golden while the Knights had to go seven games before ousting Osoyoos Coyotes Sunday in Armstrong. The Castlegar Rebels shook off a little rust to steal a 2-1 victory over the North Okanagan Knights in Game one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final Tuesday night in the Sunflower City.Game two of the best-of-seven series goes Wednesday back in Castlegar before the series shifts to Armstrong for Games three and four, Friday and Saturday.Despite being well rested after putting away the Golden Rockets six days ago, it was the visiting Knights scoring first on the power play when Mac Ferner beat Jordan Gluck shortside to open the scoring.last_img read more